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Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN HL1663, tabled on 2 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Yorkshire councils’ "coalition of the willing” to secure a single devolution deal for Yorkshire.

Answered on

16 October 2017

Government has no intention to undo the legislation on the Sheffield City Region deal that has already been enacted in Parliament, including legislation for a mayoral election in May 2018. In response to 17 leaders of the “coalition of the willing”, the Government has made it clear that we would welcome any widely supported proposal for a Yorkshire devolution deal involving a single mayoral combined authority and on an appropriate geography that did not include the Sheffield City Region.